Double Major Overview

Description

The double major will encompass a wide range of disciplines within the health and medical sciences. It will provide students the background knowledge across all the biomedical scientific disciplines including, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, haematology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and public health. These disciplines will be integrated within level 3 units, where science, clinical and professional content will be presented longitudinally and built around the core clinical conditions and presentations.

Communication and research skills for the health professional will be presented throughout the major. The major will include studies on aspects of Australian society and culture, including Aboriginal health and migrant and refugee health.

The Medicine Specialisation is taught across two 18 week semesters in level 3.

This major is only available to students on direct pathways to the Doctor of Medicine and those offered specific entry at time of admission.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings, and outline some challenges to professionalism; outline the principles of reflective practice, recognise personal abilities and difficulties and access support services when necessary; comply with medicolegal responsibilities and outline some bioethical issues in the doctor-patient relationship; (2) outline the factors affecting team and group roles, structure, function and goals; and work effectively in a learning group; outline the benefits of interprofessional practice; outline the organisation of the health care system and its delivery in Australia including the roles of doctors and medical students; (3) outline the basic principles of health advocacy and their application to special and specific needs of individuals, groups, communities and populations; explain the impact of historical, geographical and socio-cultural factors on the health and health care of Aboriginal people and communities, and the elements of cultural security for Aboriginal people; outline factors contributing to the health and health disparities of individuals, groups and communities including diverse and vulnerable groups, and underserved population; outline principles, strategies and controversies in health maintenance, promotion, screening and disease prevention; (4) explain the elements of the medical consultation and physical examination and demonstrate an organised approach to taking a medical history and performing physical examination, explain the principles of clinical reasoning; explain generic principles of patient management including pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies, and explain the use of therapies for specified organ system medical conditions; demonstrate adherence to infection control and safe patient handling; outline the issues related to the patient's perspectives of health, illness and healthcare experiences; demonstrate appropriate bioscientific vocabulary and display professional, concise and accurate oral, written and electronic biomedical communication skills; define the elements of quality care (safety, efficacy, efficiency, timeliness, patient-centeredness, equity) and medical error; (5) outline principles of learning, identify personal learning needs, implement a personal learning plan and effectively use appropriate educational resources; outline effective approaches to developing mentoring relationships from the mentee perspective; outline principles of patient health literacy and sources of health information available to patients; explain adult learning educational principles; display effective self-assessment skills, seek and effectively respond to constructive feedback, and provide constructive feedback to others; and (6) outline the principles of the scientific method, research study designs, and biostatistics; outline the principles of evidence?based practice and evidence-based processes, tools and systems; evaluate and select reliable, efficient and authoritative sources of medical information to support learning.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

(1A) Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent or higher; or

(1B) MATH1720 as a bridging unit.

(2A) Chemistry ATAR or equivalent; or

(2B) CHEM1003 as a bridging unit.

(3) Prior to commencing level 3 units, students must:

(A) comply with the Faculty's Infection Control Requirements as appended to the UWA policies on Admission and Student Enrolment; and

(B) must show first aid competence equivalent to assessment requirements for HLTAID003, valid for no more than three years, and

(C) provide a clear current Australian National Police Clearance or

equivalent certification.

Courses

Integrated Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
NS
non-standard teaching period

Students without WACE or ATAR Chemistry are required to complete CHEM1003 in first year. Students who do not have ATAR Mathematics Applications or equivalent or higher, are required to complete MATH1720 in their first year.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 IMED1001 Form and Function
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
MJD-MEDSC Medical Sciences
or MJD-IMSCP Integrated Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice
or MJD-VISSC Vision Science
or MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science (specialisation in Biomedical Engineering)
or MJD-EBMEG Biomedical Engineering
or MJD-PHMSC Podiatric Health and Medical Sciences
S1 IMED1002 The Facts of Life
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-IMSCP Integrated Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice
or MJD-DENTS Integrated Dental Sciences
or MJD-PHMSC Podiatric Health and Medical Sciences or equivalent
S2 IMED1003 Cell Survival and Communication
Prerequisites
IMED1001 Form and Function (ID 5965)
Co-requisites
IMED1004 Health and Society (ID 5968)
S2 IMED1004 Health and Society
Prerequisites
IMED1001 Form and Function (ID 5965)
Co-requisites
IMED1003 Cell Survival and Communication (ID 5967)
Bridging units

Take units if applicable:

Students without WACE or ATAR Chemistry are required to complete CHEM1003 in first year. Students who do not have ATAR Mathematics Applications or equivalent or higher, are required to complete MATH1720 in their first year.

Students without WACE or ATAR Chemistry are required to complete CHEM1003 in first year. Students who do not have ATAR Mathematics Applications or equivalent or higher, are required to complete MATH1720 in their first year.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or with permission
Incompatibility
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 IMED2001 Body Defences
Prerequisites
IMED1003 Cell Survival and Communication
and IMED1004 Understanding Health and Disease in People and Populations
Co-requisites
IMED2002 Blood and Drugs
S1 IMED2002 Blood and Drugs
Prerequisites
IMED1003 Cell Survival and Communication
and IMED1004 Understanding Health and Disease in People and Populations
Co-requisites
IMED2001 Body Defences
S2 IMED2003 Medical Sciences Research Methodologies
Prerequisites
IMED2001 Body Defences (ID 5969)
Co-requisites
IMED2004 Human Development and Genetics
S2 IMED2004 Human Development and Genetics
Prerequisites
IMED2001 Body Defences (ID 5969)
Co-requisites
IMED2003 Medical Sciences Research Methodologies (ID 5971)

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (48 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
NS IMED3111 Integrated Medical Systems 1
Prerequisites
1.
96 points credit including completion of all level 2 units in Major of Integrated Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice (MJD-IMSCP).
or Enrolment in
Doctor of Medicine 91850.
and 2.
Students must comply with the requirements of the School's Infection Control Requirements prior before commencement of year 3.
and 3.
Students must show first aid competence equivalent to assesment requirements for HLTAID003, valid for no more than three years at the time of
enrolment in
this unit
NS IMED3112 Integrated Medical Systems 2
Prerequisites
IMED3111 Integrated Medical Systems 1.
Degree-specific major units

Take all units (0 points):

Units are available only to students with a provisional enrolment in the 91850 Doctor of Medicine course and must be taken concurrently with their co-requisite units in that course

Units are available only to students with a provisional enrolment in the 91850 Doctor of Medicine course and must be taken concurrently with their co-requisite units in that course

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
NS IMED3998 Integrated Medical Systems 1
Prerequisites
1.
96 points credit including completion of all level 2 units in Major of Integrated Medical Sciences and Clinical Practice (MJD-IMSCP).
or Enrolment in
Doctor of Medicine 91850.
2.
Students must comply with the requirements of the Faculty's Infection Control Requirements prior before commencement of year 3, and during
enrolment in
year 3.
3.
Students must show first aid competence equivalent to assesment requirements for HLTAID003, valid for no more than three years at the time of
enrolment in
this unit
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Unit(s) IMED3111 Integrated Medical Systems 1
NS IMED3999 Integrated Medical Systems 2
Prerequisites
IMED3111 Integrated Medical Systems 1.
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Unit(s) IMED3112 Integrated Medical Systems 2